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political science professor david baggin says with democratic dominant california pretty much in the bag, the president's really here for one purpose. >> we're a wealthy state. we're the biggest donor state. we're the state that both sides, even though we're a heavily democratic state, both sides are going to come out and take advantage of that silicon valley money, hollywood money, that california gold. >> reporter: sharon hoffman is one of the handful of folks who paid top dollar to chat with the president in an intimate setting. and she is thrilled. >> it's a roundtable that is actually taking place apparently at a square table where he is going to talk and answer questions for approximately an hour about anything that the folks there want to talk about. so i'm really excited. it's a real treat and a privilege and really an honor. >> reporter: again, we understand that event is expected to last for about an hour. you can see the secret service continues to be on stand by here. now from here the president will travel about six blocks up to the bill graham civic auditorium, where he wil
prices. prices up to an all-time high in california. innen effort to ease the burden, governor brown took emergency action today. kimberly tere has more on that an it seems you found one of the cheapest places for gas in the area. >> reporter: at this gas station on mcgee and north 33rd, you can see for yourself, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded is 4.37. 31 cents less than the state average but most say it isn't a bargain. >> i'm not working so i'm looking for the cheapest gas. >> looks like she found it. it has been busy all day with drivers looking to save at the pump. >> i try to get it where it is the cheapest and this is the area to come. >> reporter: worth the wait? >> i can say it is. >> reporter: governor jerry brown is now stepping in an unprecedented move aimed at driving down gas prices, brown directed the california air resources board to alu the production of less expensive winter blend of gas. >> winter blend is essentially a similar type of gasoline that doesn't have to meet as stringent air pollution requirements. with summer months, cleaner version is necessary
. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5
's department relied on the california department of justice and an anthropologist to take care of this. his arheart goes out to the famy and is open to talking with them about concerns they may have. >> also in the east bay, hercules police are bound for washington state this morning to interview a married couple caught driving a car belonging to a murdered east bay teacher. the car was owned by 55-year-old suzie ko who was found stabbed to death last week at her hercules home. police in washington arrested the couple yesterday after a pursuit. investigators are trying to figure out how the couple got ko's car and if the pair is responsible for her death. ko's neighbors are relieved. >> i'm glad they caught them. they finally caught somebody. that's just awesome. >> here's a look at the couple. darnell and tania washington on the run since late august. darnell recently escaped from a southern california prison and that his wife helped him escape. >>> a search is under way this morning for a getaway car after a man was shot overnight in morganhill. this happened near the intersection of peeb
on a california ballot that will raise taxes. one directly helps schools and the other has broader goals. and there's plenty of controversy with both of them. today the head of california schools weighed in on both of them. kimberly terry has a look at both propositions and what would happen if both passed. kimberly? >> reporter: it seems one thing most people can agree on is that public funding or public education desperately needs funding. how to get it? that's where the controversy comes in. let's take a closer look at what each measure is. prop 30 is a 7-year plan. it would raise income tax for californians making $250,000 or more a year. by 3%. it would also raise the sales tax by a quarter percent. the money would be used to fund k-12 and higher education. public safety programs and the remainor hoping to balance the state budget. prop 38 backed by civil rights attorney molly must knower will last 12 years and increase personal income taxes on a sliding scale. the money would be almost exclusively used for k-12 education. >> if you peel back the rhetoric. if you strip away the argu
. >>> ahead, an investigative unit exposed unregulated oil fracking. the changes that are coming to california's energy industry. >> it would have been better if we done this 10, 20, 30 years ago. >> the nbc bay area steven stock gets answers from the state. >>> a man is accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve in new york city. we will tell you how he planned to do it next. >>> more on the big event that got the bay area buzzing tonight. this fire ball in the night sky. >>> good evening, i'm in the weather center and we will let you know when the best viewing is for the upcoming meteor shower. otherwise with, it was hot today. santa rosa 98. we will track changes in the seven day and let you know when the rain arrives in a few minutes. thirty-eight. schools. trouble, we all should help out. under thirty-eight they do. more a year. bucks. money for schools. every school dollar must be... spent on student learning. student wins. vote yes on thirty-eight. >>> decision 2012 moving from big bird to binders of wyoming thousands of women are fired up about the presidential debate and social
the next system that's starting to push in across southern california. you can see the rainfall in the north bay, along the northern coastline. it is getting very close. now, our third system in three days. what do we expect with this storm as it gets closer for the morning hours? rain will be picking up. more moderate, pockets of heavy rain pushing down in san francisco, and also the south bay. but at this point, we do expect some widespread rain for the morning hours and also a very cold start with temperatures that will be in the 40s. we'll have details on that first game of the world series. and if we expect the rain, coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, jeff. >>> it is a surfer's worst fear, a shark attack. a 39-year-old man is dead after being attacked by a shark off the central coast. was it a great white? and when will it be safe to go back in the water? george kiriyama joins us. >> reporter: shark attacks do not happen often. and people dying from shark attacks is even more rare. what happened is sad. >> it's unfortunate it happened. and we just hope that the famil
to sell voters on his plan to save california schools. >> and i sure hope they vote yes on 30. if they don't, i'll to haven manage the austerity. and it will be austere. >> in other words, nearly $6 billion in cuts to education. prop 30 would save it by higing the income tax rate on those making over $250,000 a year and by boosting the sales tax. his opponents argued that would not only make california sales tax. the increase would apply to gasoline as well. >> a billion dollars more a year for gasoline, clothes, things we buy every day. >> that is totally false. the tax does not apply to gasoline. and they know they're wrong and they're lying. >> opponents also argue that new taxes would drive business out of california and that not all the new revenue would be guaranteed for schools. as it would be under the competing prop 38. at a proposal. when we spoke with governor brown this morning in oakland, he seemed to be at his wit's end. >> i've cut. i've slashed. i'm mr. frugal. i bring a bag lunch. i've cut my office 25%. wherever i can get my hands on spending, i'm going on squeeze. we're
, the biggest diamond in the universe and some famous california tax cheats. early morning headlines straight ahead. walmart is taking health care to a whole new level with major announcement. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." stories making news this morning. the nobel peace prize will be awarded to the european union for six decades of contribution toward the achievement of peace, democracy and human rights in europe. defense secretary leon panetta warns the u.s. is becoming increasingly vulnerable to foreign cyber attacks that could dismantle the nation's power grid, transportation system and financial networks. last night he painted a dire picture. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >>> the lebanese militant group hezbollah is claiming ownership of an iran-designed drone that was shot down 35 miles into israel last weekend calling it an unprecedented achievement. >>> political mixed message. a search on google images with the phrases "complet
the state this morning here in the bay area, trying to sell voters on his plan to save california's schools. he says if they vote it down, he'll have to manage austerity. those were his words to us this morning. in other words, he's talking about roughly $6 billion in cuts to education. prop 30 would save those cuts by hiking the income tax rate on those making over $250,000 a year and by boosting the sales tax a quarter of a cent. his opponents argue that would make california's sales tax the highest in the nation and would apply to gasoline as well. now, governor jerry brown says that is false, a complete lie. his opponents also argue that the new taxes would drive business out of california and that not all the new revenue would be guaranteed for schools as it would be under the competing proposition 38 tax proposal. governor brown seemed to be at his wit's ends when we spoke to him this morning in oakland. >> at my age, i just came back here to try to fix california. i don't have kids in school. i'm not going to the university. but i'm telling you as someone who knows california, we nee
on the california ballot. the two propositions both raise taxes. one helps just schools. the other has broader goals. and there's plenty of controversy with both of them. today the head of the california public schools weigh in to nbc area on the debate and kimberly tere has more on propositions 30 and 38. >> reporter: diane, state superintendent for public instruction tom turricsen wants voters to say yes on both measures. we caught up with him, but with the election so close, education and these propositions weren't far from his mind. he carefully considered both prop 30 and 38 and says both would help get more money into public schools. >> now, i'm equally strong on both, and i believe that they'll both represent a major rescue plan for the schools. without the passage of either one of them, our schools face more devastating cuts. possibly a shortening of the school year by four weeks. this would make it one of the shortest school years in the modern economy, the modern global world that we are in, and it would hurt our students' ability to compete. >> reporter: so what exactly do the measures do
told you last night we have an out of control situation. in california, gasoline prices have been rocketing higher in the last 24 hours it has gotten even worse getting close to $6 a gallon in some places. others have no gas to sell at all. nbc's kristen dahlgren from los angeles with us. good evening >> reporter: good evening, since we talked yesterday, things have gone up, take a look. 5.89 as prices in california close in on all-time record highs. just when people in california thought things couldn't get worse. >> five bucks? oh, my god. >> reporter: even bigger sticker shock. >> i had no idea it had gone up this much, you know, just overnight. >> reporter: prices up another 20 cents a gallon since midnight. >> how can it go from what was it? 4.70 a week ago? in california, the price is up 36 cents, to 4.49, 67 cents from last year when gas was 3.82. and some stations are topping five dollars, that is if they have gas. many costco stations shut down this week after running out. and independent stations say they can barely break even. wholesale prices are so high. >> every day,
. >>> and, finally, it was quite a sight in california when a 12,000 pound potato sculpture rolled in on an 18-foot fork in the road. it was a photo op, part of the idaho commission's 75th anniversary celebration. it was to promote an upcoming food drive. >>> here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with your forecast. >> you're a good cook. >> i enjoy cook sglg have you ever perfected a twice-baked potato? >> oh, yeah. it takes a lot of time. >> not just throw it in the microwave. a little more than that? a little above my game. >>> yesterday was another hot day in southern california, l.a. 91 degrees, phoenix at 93. it's been like summertime through southern california and desert southwest. it continues for one or two more days and then it will cool off. the cool air moved lieu the northern rockies. now it's heading through the middle of the country. not bad yesterday, temperatures in the 60s and 70s. this morning the areas are down in the 30s and 40s. at 43 in medford. most areas in the 40s, but towards spoke cane in the 30s this morning. vegas and l.a., still holding on to the war
, 28. north star, 25. man mouth mountain in southern california picking up 18 inches. as we look at the radar, you'll find more snow in the north and south in lake tahoe. a lot of people are stuck in the snow, including nbc bay area's own vicky wynn. we have you on the phone now. we know you're used to being up in lake tahoe but how bad is it? >> we are jokingly calling it snowmageddon, but that's a little bit. we thought we would get three or four inches of snow. we'd take the baby up for her first experience of snow. wake up monday morning, it seemed like a foot of snow on the ground already. from sunday to today i'd say we've had at least a foot and a half, if not more. we're in this area called christmas valley. my mother-in-law tells me that we actually get more snow here, but it is still south lake tahoe. over the hill, right, when you are driving in from the bay area. so, i mean, outside, absolutely picturesque beautiful. i think you're looking at some of the photos i snapped with my phone and maybe a little bit of video from today. the fleurys have been coming intermitten
with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pinned the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing into the train. investigators have not determined why the driver did not stop. >>> well, four men in mississippi battled the monster and lived to tell a tale. it's almost unbelievable when you look at it. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator that weighs 697 pounds. once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours to get it close enough for the fatal gunshot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried foods usually get all the press at texas state fairs, but not on monday. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of frito corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chilli and then lots top it off with cheese, to make the world's largest frito chili pie. tasty. now for a look ot your weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i would need a gallon of ice cream to balance the salt and the sweet. if i have doritos, i have to have ice cream to chase it down. it neutralizes. it all evens out. go
, dozens more flights are being canceled to allow for additional repairs. >>> in california gas prices shot up as much as 30 cents overnight while some station's supplies have dried up entirely thanks to refinery and pipeline problems. >>> meanwhile, in canada 16 trailer loads of stolen maple syrup were escorted back to the warehouse in quebec. a barrel of the sticky commodity costs more than oil. >>> meanwhile, a bitter sweet problem in france where bees were producing honey in startling shades of blue and green. well, it turns out an m&m candy biogas plant nearby was the source of the artificial coloring. >>> and finally, only in new york do kids pay a baby-sitter to hold their phone. that's right. the devices aren't allowed at school so this company parks outside and holds their phone during class for $1 a day. >>> well, coming up, the rams down the cards, a college football comeback and a boxing first. >>> plus, a special blood-soaked sock could be up for sale. your sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> i don't even think i'd buy it if it was a yankee pitcher with a bloody sock. well
in the making. the president is honoring a california icon before heading to san francisco for faund raising push. here is video of president barack obama landing in bakersfield about an hour ago. he is there to officially announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument. the property is the headquarters of the united farm workers and served as a planning and coordination center for chavez and his movement in the 1970s. afterward a dinner reception will be held for the president tonight in san francisco at the bill graham civic auditorium. john legend will perform in concert there. last night the president took the stage in los angeles at a star-studded event that included celebrities like jon bon jovi, stevie wonder and katie perry. the president march veld at their performances and even took a shot at his own debate performance. >> everybody here incredible professionals, such great friends. they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> as for mitt romney, the republican nominee is set to take aim at the president's leadership and foreign
other stories making news "early today" in america. we are going to begin in california with a parents' nightmare at a youth football game. a violent scuffle broke out between opposing coaches after the game ended. it's still unclear what started the melee, but it did stop before any of the children or adults were injured. >>> two florida construction workers were killed in a parking garage collapse. one witness said the five-story lot was under construction when it just fell like a house of cards. rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. crews will continue searching for the lone, unaccounted for worker this morning. >>> and finally, there goes the bride in new jersey. look at that woman right there. she swiped a $5,000 wedding dress right in broad daylight. she apparently had a small group of friends and a small child to distract the shop owners while she escaped. police are still looking for the woman. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, meteorologist bill karins has the weather for you. >> you know what's amazing, the big, huge
rainfall amounts. the bulk of moisture has already moved inland. dry in most of california. the winds did shift. only in the low 80s in many areas like downtown l.a. instead of the impressive heat you've had the last couple days. as the high pressure moves in further, we don't expect the return of hot temperatures. the forecast this morning, temperatures cold in the rockies, pretty mild in most areas, but temperatures will cool off behind that front in the northwest. your forecast for today hit-and-miss showers, not an all day rainout. 51 in' addle. l.a. at 77. a beautiful day from vegas t i mentioned the same in seattle. it's not going to rain all day. just hit-and-miss showers. >>> of course, it's friday. weekend forecast coming up. >> thanks for the reminder, bill. >>> the $35 million andy warhol as well as bad timing. girl dumps guy who then goes on to win mega millions. >>> reports the cia wants to beef up its fleet of military drones. details ahead. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." here are some of the stories making news this morning. in a case that
so, it would be the first in california. >> you'll be able to see what the drone is seeing as it's flying. >> reporter: at four pounds and four feet wide, this drone gets a bird's-eye view that officers on the ground are often blind to. >> it can save lives. >> reporter: in this demonstration in dub lick, it's a man standing in the shadows on a roof top with explosives in his reach. >> near priceless. it's valuable to any officer, as you're setting up your perimeters and knowing what the suspect may have in his hands, how the suspect is dressed, what are the avs of escape. >> reporter: the sheriff says his office would only use them during emergencies. >> pursuing a suspect on foot or pursuing a vehicle in an area or search and rescue or disaster. >> reporter: and for proactive policing like catching marijuana fields on public lands. >> they do have infrared capacity. you would be able to see what the drone is seeing as it's flying. >> reporter: but not everyone is a fan. the aclu only wants them deployed when there's a warrant. >> reporter: but the sheriff says an arm ee eed dro
to come out and take advantage of that hollywood money and that california gold. >> we are back here live where you can see the san francisco police department has the street barricaded off as the first of three fundraisers takes place. this is the first of three tonight. from here he will travel six blocks up the street to the big gra graham civic auditorium. reporting live from san francis francisco. nbcbay area news. >> jean, big concert, big meal and big money. should be quite a party with notable names, right? >> that is right. big names, celebrity chefs are helping the president raise much needed cash. >> one veteran says he is not voting, he says voting for the top two candidates are trying to change the minds here tonight. but barack obama supporters say he needs four more years. >> they are voting for occupation in afghanistan. so, we are going to have a president until 2024. we are asking people not to take part in voting for that system. i believe that our economy is on the right track. we want to make sure that he finishes what he started. the president will be meeting with a
to an investigative reporter for the orange county register, a law firm that represents more than 120 california police unions created that play book. herrera argues it is telling to her that leaders denounced her today but didn't directly deny the existence of the play book. >> my issue with the union leadership and the -- i find it curious the mail piece they referred to they didn't deny its existence and didn't refute what it talks about. they simply continued their hatred attack against me. >> herrera is running for re-election in san jose's district 8. >>> new at 11:00, someone shot to death two people tonight in the east bay. it happened around 5:30 this evening in an unincorporated area near antioch and pittsburgh off of highway 4. when police arrived on the scene they say they found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds. the man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman died at the hospital. police say they have no motive for the shooting or any suspects at this time. >>> we have new information tonight about the fire at the chevron refinery in richmond last month. the corro
, preand post game live on comcast california. >> appreciate it, henry. the a's mastering the art of trauma. >> like watching "money ball" all over again. >>> the giants are hoping they make it back home to continue that run. >> the pitcher barry zitol will get his first playoff spot. >> well, the giants didn't knock the cover off the ball they'll take it. barry zito takes the baseball. more good news, zito was successful in two starts this year against cincinnati. didn't have a win. hopefully the giants can get the bats going. in cincinnati, scott reese. nbc bay area news. appreciate it. our coverage will continue all day long. make sure to get your updates on nbcbayarea.com. >> we did get promised moisture but very comfortable conditions today. let's take you outside and show you what we're left with. just a few high towers. we will likely see more thunderstorms develop. the overall system is me anderring. i'm going to show you why. i'm expecting it to come back in the next few hours. so we're expecting more rain in time for the evening commute home. 7:00 p.m., 60 degrees and k p.m. as th
of heat in the interior sections of california where we could be dealing with record-high temperatures, all because of the jet stream, big dip all the way up into canada and the high pressure sitting over the west coast. yesterday, it was once again in the hundreds in phoenix. this little shade of pink in here. it was 93 in downtown l.a., 97 in vegas. even san francisco was very warm around san francisco and napa, all the way back to sacramento this weekend. it will be warm again today. not really a cloud in site here. this big huge area of high pressure overhead, plenty of sunshine. some areas where the mountain terrain was just right. we should see near record highs today. l.a., 101, one of the hottest days we've seen this year on october around the century mark. in yuma, that's like mid summer heat, 108. >>> it looks like the month of august, predictions are for a pretty warm october all through the west. >> crazy. 101 in l.a.? >> they need rain. the northwest had one of the driest septembers ever. >> i'll take the sunshine any day. i know they need it. >>> a new quarter begins, pum
was restricted by the california dmv. >> the physician told me he was required by law to report to the state that i had had a stroke, and that meant that they would -- they may take my car keys. and that to me was like a death sentence. >> reporter: when it comes to older drivers and the dmv, requirements for driver's license renewal vary from state to state, whether it's a vision, written or driving test, there is no standard national guideline. california and five other states require physicians to report patients who may be a risk on the road. but experts say with more americans driving into their 90s, more scrutiny is needed. >> put your brake on. >> health care providers are not really knowledgeable about driving, and what are the circumstances in which somebody should not continue to drive. >> reporter: aaa is trying to avoid accidents involving senior drivers. in 2003, an 86-year-old plowed through a santa monica farmer's market killing ten. two months ago in los angeles, a 100-year-old driver hit a group of school children. >> these serve as wakeup calls, not just for older drivers,
. >> "endeavour" is a national treasure. i am pleased. and the new home here in southern california. >> "endeavour's" home will be the california science center where officials hope it will inspire future generations of astronauts. stephanie stanton, nbc news, los angeles. >>> clearly this was an instant tourist attraction in los angeles. people have found creative ways to take photos of themselves and the space shuttle. very nice. a good one. there are many more pictures on our website at nbc bay area.com. they're inside our top story. in a race for the white house -- clearing the calendar for the next three days. told to prepare for tuesday's debate. he used his address to take credit for jobs. >> i bet on workers and, that bet is paying off in a big way. >> mitt romney and his runningmate are both in the swing state of ohio. and romney spoke to a large crowd as you can see there and hammered the president on china, jobby yaegs and the president's proposal, to increase taxes on people who make more than $250,000 a year. >> then of course he says he is going to raise taxes, does anyone really thi
california's mojave desert. >>> now here's a look at some other stories across america. in florida, dramatic video of a car plowing into a scrap metal business. luckily it happened in the middle of the night, so no one was around, except for the driver, who could be seen getting out of the car several minutes after the impact. >>> in california, it is finally home sweet home for space shuttle endeavor. we've sped up this video of what was a long, winding and two-mile-per-hour journey through the streets of l.a. this weekend. after soaring above the earth dozens of times, its final trek was 12 miles long from l.a. international airport to a museum where it will go on display later this month. >>> to new york, it's not as big as that shuttle, but this pumpkin is still pretty great, right? it's weighing in at 1,300 pounds it won a growing con local contest. and the grower says it's all thanks to hard work, no funny business. >>> a map discovered buried in the vault of a historical vote shows george washington's encampment at valley forge, pennsylvania, could have changed this country's history
down in california. and believe it or not, they could be at $4 a gallon by thanksgiving. and that is, believe it or not, something to cheer about. statewide average today, $4.40. 20 cents cheaper per gallon than the record high about two weeks ago. analysts say prices will continue to drop 10 to 15 cents a gallon a week through thanksgiving and could average $3.75 hopefully by the end of the year. >>> okay. you ready for the world series? you see matt cain, marco scutaro, everyone fired up, the bay area is buzzing and so is our nbc chopper. the scene at atat&t park. they brought in thousands of pounds of new dirt, very experienced crew here, so the field should look sharp for tomorrow evening, 5:07 p.m., first pitch against the detroit tigers. >>> we did this not long ago in 2010, you remember. so san francisco knows what to do. and there's plenty to do in these next 24 hours. it's not just baseball. here's nbc bay area's joe rizzoto jr. >> reporter: if the giants hadn't won game seven on monday night, not only would their season have been over, but also enrique's. >> this right here
for california some say. >> it exposes people to litigation, unnecessarily without any gain on any scientific basis. >> according to the no on 37 organization the proposition would raise food prices by about $400 a year for the average family and poorly written and confusing. >>> california democratic party volunteers hit the food bank today in oakland in a last push to sway voters. the student california student teache teachers association group. >> the fees keep rising and funding to colleges and universities is not back to original levels tuned master plan in california a lot of these students will not see their dream fulfilled. >> prop 30 would inclose sales an income taxes to fund education programs. the volunteers and supporters of prop 30 say they will man the phones until account tonight. >> still ahead, we'll show you how one bay woman's ordinary day at the of has a lot in common with halloween, how she turned an unlikely dream into a reality. >> we're watching the halloween forecast for the week ahead. our temperature outside still feels more like a summer evening around the bay are
donation must be identified. california's fair political practices commission stopped that ruling when a phoenix based group donated millions to fight two california propositions. when money is earmarked for an initiative, they must be identified. voters are already casting ballots, so the judge said they need to make an informed decision. >>> even if you're not one of the million people expected to go to the parade, you'll probably watch it on tv or online. it's a big deal and they're working around the clock. the giant's parade starts tomorrow. monty francis joins us with the last-minute preparations. i can even see behind you some sneak peeks what we're going to see tomorrow. >> reporter: raj, we're here at pier 54 where workers are racing against the clock, getting ready for the big parade. you can see they're putting the finishing touches on some of these floats. across town at city hall, they're gearing up for what is sure to be a huge celebration. more than a million people flooded the city in 2010 for the ticker tape parade honoring the giants. so the mayor is urging anyone pla
and traffic was congested as drivers tried to find alternate routes. california highway patrol and san francisco police did work with the secret service and were, as you can imagine, all around here, very highly visible around the area. live in san francisco tonight. nbc bay area news. >> as the president makes big money in the bay area, his republican rival is also some big gains after last week's debate. a new poll by the pugh research center shows mitt romney is now we've the president among registered voters. last month he was trailing by nine points. the poll shows among likely voters, romney holds the four-point edge over obama. 49-45. and this video just in. the president arriving back at the hotel in san francisco. he'll spend the night there and head to columbus, ohio, in the morning before heading back home to washington, d.c. we have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit on our website. nbcbayarea.com including insider details on the president's private events. >>> gas prices hit another record high in california today. but relief could be in sight. analysts sa
. the washington police found the car stolen wednesday, they are linked to a crime spree in southern california. investigators say darnell escaped from the san bernardino prison with his wife's help, and shot a police officer. the hercules police are still interviewing the suspects. the bail is set at 3 million apiece. >>> and state regulatories want them to pick up the tab for overhauling its gas pipelines. after the deadly explosion of san bruno in 2010, pg&e proposed billing the customers for part of the costs. but today, the ruling was that they would pay for two thirds of the upgrade, and the consumers, the other third. the final decision now goes to the final committee. >>> and the endeavour is slowing making its way to the california science center via city streets. the shuttle left l.a.x. well before sunrise, rolled on a 160-wheel carrier. here is a look at the shuttle, the journey called "mission 26," going at a top speed of two miles an hour. they're maneuvering through the area, dodging power poles and buildings. if all goes as planned, the shuttle will reach its destination tomorrow
was in the bay area today pushing for voters to pass prop 30 and reject prop 32. dozens of california educators were on hand at the burlingame news conference to show their support. prop 30 would prevent billions of dollars in cuts to schools and colleges. prop 32 prevents unions from using dues for political purposes. he values the quality of education he got and wants to make sure that quality continues. >> we need in school not just standardized tests that comes out of washington bureaucracy but we also need arts programs, science programs, fileld trip, librarians, counselors. >> critics of prop 30 say it does not guarantee any new jobs or funding for schools, that it is actually bad for jobs and harmful to small businesses and the folks who are yes on prop 32 argue that it removes special interest money from politics. >>> the call for a san jose city councilwoman to return campaign money is growing louder this weekend. last week the state fair political practices commission ruled that san jose mayor violated state law when his political action committee donated $100,000 to rose herrera. the
shark attack along the california coastline. we'll tell you which beach is now shut down and which waters the shark could be lurking in. >>> barnes and noble bookstores are shut down and among those to have their pin pads hacked. i'm live in san jose with details coming up. >>> also, gas prices in the bay area heading in the direction that we like. and across the state we'll show you how low it can go by the end of the year. >>> and look at this, it's wide open at the toll plaza with some cloud cover.uy christina has a full look at the forecast coming up. >>> and baseball is famous for superstitions. san francisco no stranger to that. here's a humorous look at the great lengths some fans are actually going to try to make sure they get some tickets in a victory today. one fan runs from his north beach home all the way to at&t park to touch the willie mays statue. marla tellez could do that backwards with her eyes closed. go giants! >>> we have a consumer warning this morning for shoppers of barnes&noble. they say their pin pads were hacked at dozens of store, some in the bay area. a
to vote for one measure or both or neither, you need all the facts. >> for the students and for california's future, vote yes on 30. >> governor jerry brown's face has been a fixture on television. as have education advocates all over california. they're trying to win over your vote for competing tax hike plans. prop 30 and 38. that claim to save education from the brink in the golden state. >> i've seen this one. >> dr. john elwood, budgetary expert and professor at berkeley's gold man school of public policy agreed to sit down with us to vet the truthfulness of the ads. >> do you think they could be construed as misleading. >> both ads are relatively accurate. perhaps. but dr. elwood was able to poke some homes. first, let's start with prop 30 which predicts $6 billion in revenue a year to be used primarily for education. by raising taxes on high income earners an the sales tax. >> restore funding for schools an colleges and -- >> money must go to the classrooms and can't be touched by politicians. >> he notes the cuts are restorative in the sense that this year's budget will automatical
all in the same week and not even cry at the funeral. >> she was living the dream california lifestyle. housewives worst candidate. she could have been on the show. she wrapped him around her finger like so many other men around her finger? she had it all, fancy cars, million home boyfriend. >> shots were in two. >> her lover gunned down. >> stl was no financial gain for her in this. >> what about her secret friend the former nfl linebacker. >> you lied to them for one thing. >> i did. >> then a prosecutor took on big waves and cold cases. could he find the key to this one? >> this isn't just a motive. it is a motive on steroids. keith morrison with deadly trust. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a gated community, a glamorous setting where wealthy residents could feel safe but it was not safe for one millionaire, murdered in his waterfront house. police had suspects but the evidence was only circumstantial and the case grew cold. the key to the mystery, or rather two keys were at the front door. here's keith morrison. ♪ >> reporter: there's a place a pot of
discovered that the couple had been on a crime spree that started in southern california on august 28th. that's when darnell washington escaped from san bernardino county jail with his wife's help. five days later on september 2nd, darnell is suspected of shooting and wounding with a shotgun an l.a. county sheriff's deputy who approached him in the city of south el monte in the san gabriel valley. now the couple is suspected also in a number of other crimes, including carjacking and robbery between southern california and northern california. on october 5th, susie ko was killed in her hercules home. >> it's a very big break. and we've said right along that finding the car would be one of the key pieces of evidence that we need to help us try to solve this case. and particularly since king county was able to find suspects in the vehicle, that gives us even more of a lead than if we had found it parked on a street somewhere. >> reporter: now again, hercules police are not calling the husband and wife suspects in the homicide of susie ko, but they will question them as soon as they are able. we
in california. several environmental groups filed a lawsuit today, suing state regulators over the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. the lawsuit claims the division of oil, gas, and geothermal resources failed to properly evaluate the risks of fracking, which the california environmental quality act requires. as it stands today, california does not regulate fracking. nbc bay area investigative reporter stephen stock talked with the state's top regulator who admits california dropped the ball on fracking regulation. and you can see that exclusive interview tomorrow at 6:00 and 11:00 on nbc bay area news. >>> a bizarre crime in contra costa county. someone posing as a cop kidnapped a day laborer. authority says the suspect hired the worker outside of a home improvement store, and then held him captive inside a of a lafayette home. the worker managed to escape to a nearby home where the neighbor called police. the suspect is 51-year-old todd morton. he was working as a caretaker at the home. they say after the day laborer finished his work, morton falsely identified himself as a polic
to change the law. a california congresswoman is calling for a new law for kids who work in agriculture. stephen stock is back with the story. >> reporter: in a political season where the presidential campaign is gathering all the attention, there is a quiet movement starting on capitol hill right now to change the law governing children working in our fields. but even supporters of that proposed law admit that nothing is likely to happen quickly. and any change faces a tough political opposition. harvest season is pretty much over in california's central valley. only a few grapes and raisins left to pick. most of these migrant warm workers and their families are packing up and moving on. following the crops north to oregon and washington. 3,000 miles away, in the halls of congress, the issue of child labor in agriculture has gained new attention. >> i was shocked. i really do believe this is one of our country's dirty little secrets. >> reporter: that's why, after watching our investigation documenting child labor here in california and in north carolina, los angeles congresswoman luci
a little bit, too, over the last couple days in california, and that's going to continue. there are a lot of coastal clouds, you'll be burning off the fog all morning long and then sunshine this afternoon. if you notice the chilly air, it's in the 40s finally through the northern rockies, into 30s at the high elevations, but none of that cool air made it to vegas, at 78 this morning. it's a little cool around portland and medford, maybe a light jacket this morning. you'll probably carry it home this afternoon because we're spending another dry day, an amazingly dry stretch of weather here and it continues. 84 in medford, 74 portland, and after burning off the clouds in central california, dry in the where we'll still be in the 90s. that's better than upper 90s. i would love to say it's going to rain soon in the west. >> why would you like to say that? no one out west -- >> for something different. a little change of scenery. >> all right, bill, we'll work on that for you. >> it's got to rain sooner or later. >>> coming up, hp plunges. an fbi black market bust, and hiring 300,000 employees
in our d.c. newsroom. >>> now out to california. of course, the driving capital of the world where the problem concerns gasoline. both where to buy it and what you'll pay for it. nbc's kristen dahlgren, good evening. >> reporter: take a look. 5.69 for unleaded. so much, they actually had to put signs on the pumps apologizing to customers and saying it's not our fault. this is normally the time of year when we see gas prices drop. but while californians slept last night, prices went up an average of eight currents a gallon and experts say they're still climbing. they're calling it the highest single day increase in history. it comes down to refinery and supply chain problems. it started with the the fire at the richmond refinery in august. there was also a power failure at an exxonmobil refinery in southern california this week. and a pipeline shut town that further cut supplies so much that some gas stations ran out of gas including a costco near los angeles. some station owners say they're thinking of shutting down completely. they say it's too difficult to sell at these prices. >
, jon. >> appreciate it. comcast sportsnet california bringing you sportsnet central. that's called october quest this year. post game coverage starts immediately after the final out. that's sportsnet central october quest on comcast sportsnet california. >>> today marks one year since the death of apple's ceo steve jobs. jobs, if you recall, died of pancreatic cancer last october. the city ordering the flag be flown at half staff at the civic center today. that's where jobs made his very last public presentation to the city council when he revealed plans for apple's new campus just last june. in a statement, the mayor says, steve grew up and went to school in coupertino and his company and vision grew so our entire community came to realize we can change the world for the better. placing our city's flag at half staff is a small reminder of the profound and very local impact this man had on our community. he was a visionary. >>> new at 11:00. the mother accused of driving off and leaving her 10-year-old daughter behind during a grocery store shoplifting attempt is back in the bay ar
. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the death of osama bin laden. he credited the military and professionals for that. >> here, traveling with the romney campaign, in virginia tonight, peter, thank you, and to the rest of our team, chief affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and our white house director, chuck todd, both in the washington bureau. chuck, let's begin with you, two new polls, different sets of numbers, what do the numbers tell you? >> reporter:
california tomorrow. yesterday was just another warm, dry day. word of breaking records in many areas for how dry it's been over the last 0 days, 90 days, since the middle of the summer. another warm day in the desert southwest. you can see the spinning motion of the upper level low. 's inching its way towards the los angeles area. a few showers with it offshore and a couple sprinkles around south of san francisco. that's about it. another dry day in the northwest. but you're running out of them. pretty soon we're going to return to your typical pattern of a lot of clouds and on-and-off showers over the next week. here is a look at the radar off the california coastline. in san francisco, showers were just to the south of you, now heading off to the coast. today is a relatively dry day in many areas. tomorrow is when the upper level low comes near los angeles. that's where we've got a chance of showers. if the air is cold enough in the afternoon, we may get a few thunderstorms out of that and then it should clear out for a nice weekend. today, very similar to yesterday with a sun and cloud mi
this week. investigators say darnell recently escaped from a california prison. the couple were found driving a dead woman's car. it is not clear whether the washingtons will be charged with her murder. >>> time for a look at your weekend forecast. christina loren is here. i'm curious how you are holding up. it has been a busy week for you. >> the giants won yesterday. i'm feeling good no matter what. carry the load. good morning to you. a good-looking day today as we head throughout the afternoon, we will get rid of some of the clouds. not a lot. we have the slight chance for light showers over the greater bay area. let's talk about what is happening. the temperatures are cool across the state. we are in the 70s and 60s across the board with the area of low pressure. the broad area is keeping things cool for california. 59 in oakland right now. 55 in san jose. we're only on the way to a 10-degree warm up. tomorrow, the sun comes back up. that means we will see 5-to-10 degree jump in the temperatures. a big time warm up on the way through next week. up to 90 degrees in some cities. we
"endeavour," as it makes its way through the city to california science center. a weird sight isn't it? journey of 15 miles. taking two days. the shuttle left lax early friday morning. at top speed of 2 miles an hour, shuttle controllers are maneuvering through some of the tightest spots on the route, dodging buildings, power poles and crossing the 405. spectacular. stephanie stanton has the latest for us tonight. >> reporter: fans lined the streets for it. >> oh, my god, huge. really huge. amazing to see that. this was -- in space now here in eaglewood. >> at top speed of 2 miles an hour, officials continue to navigate the 170,000 pound shuttle, avoiding trees, street lights and buildings. last night around midnight, engineers were faced with one of their most difficult maneuvers yet. getting endeavor across the 405. crews spend hours, transferring to a dolly to comply with department of transportation regulation. this morning midway through the journey, the shuttle made the stop at historic forum in inglewood for a special ceremony. ♪ >> city officials and three astronaut whose fle
the outcome of the propositions. the head of the california schools weigheden to nbc bay area. and in the newsroom with more on what he hopes voters will do come november. hello. >> state superintendent tom tolikson wants voters to say yes on both measures. we were able to catch up, in the bay area for grand opening of the delta center. with the election so close, edge kaegs a -- education and the props are on his mind. he knows it can get confusing. measures do similar things. that's the point to provide a major rescue plans for schools. wou without the passage of eithers. schools will face devastating cuts and possibly have to shorten the school year by four weeks. >> it can be confusing. i urge voters to look carefully at votes. i am, the head of education for california, superintendent of schools, and i have looked at them both and i believe their vote will be valuable in restoring billions our schools need. by the way if they both pass -- you are not double taxed. the one with the most votes that goes into effect. >> what exactly do the measures do. governor jerry brown,
. >>> good morning. hurricane heading for the baja of california down in mexico. at one point this was looking very impressive on satellite imagery. there was a well-defined eye. hurricane paul scared people down here preparing for the hurricane. thankfully it's beginning to weaken. it still looks like it will make landfall over the next six to ten hours. there should be some damage from this as we go throughout the day today. it looks like the resort areas to the south here will not see the brunt of it, we'll keep an eye on it. otherwise, we had the big storm go through yesterday. in the northwest all the rain has spread all the way into the northern rockies. the gold front is beginning to move on through. behind it, typical instability showers. may be ducking inside ducking showers. with the area of high pressure situated over nevada, the winds are fast going through the rockies. high wind warnings in effect for some areas of montana that will spread out into the plains. very windy, wet and stormy in the northern portions of the rockies. you can see one area of enhanced rain
. >>> there was widespread hysteria across northern california. did you see it? there were scores of people that witnessed a fireball streaking across the sky. the sightings caused phone lines at national weather service to light up. now, officials there believe the bright streaks of light were part of a meteor shower, which is becoming a normal occurrence in the area. pretty cool looking. >>> all right, now to the rockies where colorado skiers kicked off ski season at arapahoe basin. the resort is traditionally one of the first in the nation to open their slopes. colorado resorts are hoping to rebound from last season's drab winter. >>> and finally, artistic undergarments are now being used to fight against breast cancer. that's because an elaborate array of unique bras are scheduled to hit the auction block in new york. these unique designs will be sold next month, all to raise money for breast cancer awareness. getting creative. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins, who is not getting creative about the weather out there. that will tell its
today in america. in california, disturbing video coming in to us showing a man set on fire with a molotov cocktail. you can see him running across the parking lot. the victim was standing outside a market when a fireball was thrown. police released the video in hopes of finding the attack. >>> next to denver where a life was saved on camera. a baby millayian taper needed mouth-to-snout rescue breaths. a view staff member performed the procedure after the calf was nonresponsive following its birth. officials say the newborn is doing just fine now. >>> self hundred women in texas showed their high heeled shoes are made for more than just walking. they competed for the annual tell let toe stampede. there are even a couple of guys in there who strapped on pumps to show support. the event was organized to raise money for breast cancer awareness. >>> west virginia's 33rd bridge day brute out an extreme cast of characters. over 400 base jumpers participated. two of them newly weds. >>> now here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather forecast. i can't even jump off the h
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